We’re down to the last 72 hours of the 2008 Presidential Election and coin a cliche, what a long, strange trip it’s been.
In about five hours I’ll be waking up my son who’s home from college for the weekend and he’ll shovel down two bowls of Cheerios and then I’ll drive him downtown so he can vote for the first time in his life.
And if he doesn’t use that first vote for the first Black man with a serious chance of winning, he can walk his ass back to Cincinnati.
I’m experencing internet connectivity problems on my home computer (as in I can’t get logged on) so this is going to be the last entry prior to Election Day. Which is just as well as I’ve said just about everything I have to say about the election.
I wrote an column for The Daily Voice with my final thoughts on the election. I feel positive about Barack Obama’s chances of winning, but I’m no ways confident. Previous experience with how the Republicans love to fuck around with the vote gives me reason to doubt things are good as they appear to be.
Obama is coming to Columbus this Sunday. As I had already had the day off, I just might drag my butt away from pro football to take a look at the man who could make history.
I’ve never been as wired into or invested into the fortunes of one man. I am certain should this moment pass without an Obama victory I will never see the day come when another African-American is in a similar situation.
This is this. Now all I can do is wait for a return to the normal.